Attractions

Museum in East Austin

George Washington Carver Museum

On 19 June 1865, slaves in Texas were freed pursuant to the Emancipation Proclamation – 2½ years after it was signed by President Lincoln. This day is now honored as Juneteenth, and an exhibit at this small museum e…
Museum in East Austin

Thinkery

This huge 40,000-sq-ft space north of downtown is an inspiring place for young minds, with hands-on activities in the realms of science, technology and the arts. Kids can get wet learning about fluid dynamics, build…
Cemetery in East Austin

Texas State Cemetery

Revitalized in the 1990s, the state's official cemetery is the final resting place of key figures from Texan history. Interred here are luminaries including Stephen F Austin, Miriam 'Ma' Ferguson (the state's first …